How Getting Hit by a Truck Saved My Life
By Marilee Nelson |
- Change your mindset: This is a really hard one, but one of the most important steps. Instead of viewing food as an enemy, shift your mindset to viewing food as medicine. Instead of feeling negatively about your body, think of all the amazing things it can do and how you can best nourish it. Through self-love and re-thinking your relationship to eating, healing is possible through food.
- Eat clean, don’t diet: Instead of calorie restriction/counting, focus on eating whole foods that come from nature. Be gentle with yourself if you slip up by creating a mindset of learning not punishment (for instance, if you eat a sugary treat, instead of being mad at yourself, listen to your body and see how that sugar made you feel). It’s not about a specific number on a scale, but rather about healing from the inside out.
- Find YOUR blueprint: As we all know, no two people are the same. You’ll find your particular food allergies/sensitivities through really listening to your body. You’ll also find your hero foods, those foods that really nourish you and make you feel vibrant. Try to avoid food fads/trends and stick to the foods that make you feel amazing.
- Find a supportive community: Last but not least, find your tribe! Seek out people who are on their own clean-eating journey or who are working towards similar goals and have had similar experiences. Through shared knowledge and support, you can thrive as a group.
Marilee Nelson is an Environmental Toxins expert who has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the chemically-sensitive and chronically-ill. She is a Board Certified Nutritionist, Certified Bau-Biologist and Bau-Biology Inspector and specializes in Food As Medicine. She has helped thousands of families and individuals identify, heal and recover from toxic exposures and is on a mission to revolutionize the way American families view their health.